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Common Soles Introduces New Line of Women's Flip-Flops Made from Locally Sourced Materials

Common Soles LLC, is announcing the launch of their latest product line which they have named “Cocos”. Cocos Flip-Flops are a new and responsibly made line of footwear manufactured by Common Soles from sustainable materials, many of which are sourced local to the factory that assembles the footwear.

Common Soles is excited about this latest line of footwear as “Cocos represent the culmination of our efforts to manufacture a flip-flop from locally sourced materials”, said Rao Naraharasetty, Co-Founder & COO. The Cocos feature a strap made from polished coconut shells, an insole of woven jute, and an outsole of rubber and jute. The sandals are manufactured by hand at a small factory in Vijayawada, India. A portion of proceeds from every pair sold is dedicated to supporting education for the factory worker’s children.

Common Soles is offering several color ways and styles of the Cocos online at the Common Soles website:, and at select retailers. Further detail on the initiatives funded via the sale of Common Soles products can also be found on the company’s website.

Common Soles LLC, was founded in 2009 in Wellesley, MA by Babson graduates Dave Mesicek and Rao Naraharasetty as a brand of footwear that exists as a means to generate funding to support community improvement initiatives around the globe.  Additionally, Common Soles will bring innovation and transparency to the footwear and manufacturing supply chain through making the direct connection between the factory worker and the eventual consumer.  Common Soles footwear is handmade by skilled craftsmen and women in many of the world’s regions where Common Soles’ funded initiatives are in action.

Common Soles products are available online at and via select retailers.